TOBAGO’S SEC UNITED emerged winners when the fourth edition of the “Give Breast Cancer The Boot’’ all female football tournament and Family Fun Day was held at St Mary’s Ground, Serpentine Road, last Sunday.
The ladies from Tobago were first time entrants to the 11-a-side event, but their performance was all star, as they trounced the teams from Trinidad. Team member Jenelle Lawrence, of Sec United, was able to snag the titles of Best Defensive Player and Most Valuable Player this year.
The tournament was staged for a fourth year by professional football club Central FC. The tournament, which is the largest 11-a-side women’s charity tournament in the Caribbean, is designed to raise awareness of various forms of cancer which affect women.
At the launch, Central FC Managing Director Brent Sancho spoke about the purpose of the upcoming event.
Sancho said that it is “a major responsibility for any sporting organization is its ability to enhance, develop and refine the people in its environs.”
Speaking about the role that football can play in the community, the former Soca Warrior explained: “Sports is the greatest conduit and facilitator in alleviating social ills and bringing awareness to various causes.”
Joining Sancho at the launch was platinum sponsor Republic Banks Social Investment Officer, Nadia Williams and T&T Cancer Society’s Education and Communications Officer, Kimlin Harrilal.
One of the features of the tournament is free cancer screening provided by T&T Cancer Society’s mobile screening unit on the day.
Sancho thanked all of the events sponsors including, Phoenix Park Gas Processors Ltd, Super Industrial Services, Blue Waters, Gatorade, Toyota as well as touring football team VFI which originally conceptulised the event with Central FC.